Fresh water peaches

Instant Pot Applesauce

Why you'll love this recipe!

You are going to love this EASY Unsweetened Applesauce recipe!  I've been making homemade apple sauce for the last few years, and it truly doesn't compare to what you buy in the store.  In my opinion apple sauce does not need ADDED SUGAR. It's deliciously sweet and flavorful on its own.

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Organic Apples - I used a combination of Gala and Honeycrisp for this batch. Filtered Water - You need one cup of water in order to use the instant pot, but I like to add it when I use the crockpot too! Cinnamon - I use Organic Ceylon Cinnamon from one of my favorite brands - Terrasoul. Nutmeg - Freshly ground nutmeg tastes the best, but you can use whatever kind you have on hand!

Fresh water peaches 

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Cutting Apples

Next slice your apples into large chunks. You can do this by hand or use an apple slicer! Don't worry about making the slices even, it's just for quicker cook time.


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Preparing Instant Pot

Pour your apple slices into your instant pot or pressure cooker. Next add in cinnamon, nutmeg, and water. Give it a good stir until the apples are evenly coated.


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Cooking Apples

Place the cover on your pressure cooker, and make sure it's set to SEAL. Cook on HIGH for 25 minutes.


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Blending Applesauce

When it's done, release the pressure and remove the cover. Use a hand masher or immersion blender to blend until desired consistency. If you want it on the chunkier side, don't fully puree the mixture.


Helpful Tools

Apple Slicer - This little tool will save you a ton of time when you're prepping the apples! One press, and you have perfect apple slices. It's also great if you want to prepare a quick apple snack! Immersion Blender - I love the immersion blender because it can puree the apples in seconds! You don't have to transfer them into a separate bowl - just blend it right in the instant pot.

Instant Pot Applesauce Recipe


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